Issue Date: 14/10/2003
Issue Name: Last Flight of Concorde: Heathrow to Washington
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This cover was officially carried onboard Concorde's last ever flight to Washington on 14th October 2003 and signed by the Captain of the Flight, Paul Douglas.
The End of an Era
British Airways Farewell UK Tour started on Monday 20th October. The aircraft visited Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Belfast, before heading back to London for the final time on the 24th when it was joined by the inbound aircraft from the final ever supersonic BA0002 service from New York.
Each day Concorde left London Heathrow in the morning and visited one of five destinations, then returned to London in the evening. Whilst in the cities, British Airways opened an exclusive Concorde Exhibition, just for that day.
The lucky passengers were chosen in a competition run by British Airways.
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Captain Paul Douglas joined BA in 1974 as a Trident co-pilot and became Concorde co-pilot in 1988. He was the last Concorde Captain to fly passengers to Washington.